Published: May 02, 2018
From May 18–June 2, The University of Tampa’s College of Arts and Letters, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery and Department of Art + Design will present Kaleidoscope: A Multidisciplinary Exhibition by Military Community Artists.
Kaleidoscope is an exhibit featuring the artwork of active military and veterans from all branches of service. This beautifully broad exhibit embraces art in all forms, including painting, ceramics, blown glass, photography, digital storytelling and a live performance opening night.
Co-presented and sponsored by The University of Tampa`s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, the Florida Art Therapy Association (FATA) and Art2Action Inc., this exhibit aims to bring service members, their families, art, creative therapies and the local community together to honor, witness and experience the power of art, its healing capabilities and the resiliency of the human spirit.
Curated by Saori Murphy, a visual artist and military veteran, the exhibition includes a variety of artists, including work by current UT student veterans.
On May 18, the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Art2Action and the concurrent FATA Symposium will host a series of opening events:
Starting at 4 p.m., there will be an Artists’ Talk featuring five of the Kaleidoscope visual artists, including the curator, moderated by Art2Action’s artistic director, Andrea Assaf; followed by an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby.
At 7 p.m., a special performance of CHRYSALIS: A New Play about Veterans, Breaking Through, and the Process of Becoming More Human (an Art2Action production) will be presented in the gallery, followed by a post-show dialogue with the performers — including professional artists and veteran community participants. Tickets for the performance are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and veterans/active military, and can be purchased at the gallery the day of the event (starting at 3 p.m.).
The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is located on campus at the R.K. Bailey Art Studios at 310 N. Blvd. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There is no charge for admission.
For more information about these events, contact Jocelyn Boigenzahn, gallery director, at email@example.com or (813) 253-6217.